Gullah Geechee Commission seeking Executive Director

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The Board of Commissioners for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor is looking to hire its next Executive Director – a non-profit executive with significant experience in community engagement and resource development for the 12,000-square-mile Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, a National Heritage Area.

The organization’s mission is to collaborate with Gullah Geechee communities and partners to preserve, interpret and share the history, traditional cultural practices, heritage sites, and natural resources associated with Gullah Geechee people in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Applications can be found at, and the deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. In addition to completing an application form, the process requires candidates to submit a 3- to 5-minute video demonstrating skills in leadership and knowledge of the Gullah Geechee culture.

The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for implementing the Management Plan for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor NHA and for managing staff, programs, and execution of the organization’s mission (

The position requires significant experience in operational and fiscal management, program planning, grant writing and fundraising, and external relations, including stakeholder partnerships and the strategic use of social media.